W Salon Studio Owner and Stylist Wil Barnes
Stylist Wil Barnes is also the owner of W Salon Studio here in San Juan Capistrano, CA. His skills have created a loyal following on both East and West coasts. Most recently by opening this outstanding San Juan Capistrano salon. His other “award winning” salon was on the east coast and operated within the New York City Metro area in the town of Westport, Connecticut.
Wil begun his career in the hair styling business in San Diego in 1990 then in 1997 he moved to the east coast where he worked at three unique hair salons in Westport and Fairfield, Connecticut while learning the east coast marketplace.
In 2005, Wil opened his own boutique hair salon along the Sagautuck River in Westport, CT where his attention to detail and personal touch with clients flourished into a very successful small salon. Two years later as a result of his success he moved his operation into a much larger facility also in Westport in the historic Sasco Mill building which dates back to the late 1700’s. Wil created The W Hair & Color studio in a unique setting overlooking the water falls of the Sasco Creek. He was able to evoke his view of the salon business, one that is built upon focus on the client from within a team atmosphere.
Being a stylist for over twenty years Wil has learned a lot about people and customer relations. He has mastered color and cutting skills and adapted them perfectly for his clients. Wil has perfected the vision of selecting the perfect style that works best for the client’s face and lifestyle.His education included specialized classes from Goldwell Color, Paul Mitchell and Tony & Guy as well as obtaining his cosmetology certification from San Diego City College in 1988.
Wil specializes in advanced hair cutting techniques and dimensional highlighting and coloring. He has enhanced his skills of razor cuts and weightless cuts that give hair extra volume. As Wil explains, “I thoroughly enjoy my relationship with my clients and I feel I’ve mastered advanced color and cutting skills, and adapted them to work perfectly for my clients in their everyday life, making their hairstyle work for them.”